First of all you must have a legitimate hardship. If you do, simply call our office and we will start working to see if you fit the IRS test to place you in a Hardship Status.
This program has always been around but it is not spoken of very much because IRS wants to collect the money, so this program is not advertised.
The IRS has an acid test for this program and it is called the National Standards Program. If you meet the means test, your case may be put in a Noncollectable Status.
Fresh Start Tax can advise you if you meet the means test.
Your case stays there for at least one year, most times for three years. Depending on your tax returns, your case could stay there for the life of the statue.
Form 433A or 433F Information Collection Statements are the IRS forms needed to complete this test. Once the form is complete, IRS will ask for the documentation to make sure you are telling the truth. If you are and you qualify, your case will be put in Noncollectable Status.
Each situation is based on its own set of circumstances and truth of the matter is that old adage, no two cases are the same.
More information on the IRS and their Currently Non Collectible process.